Europe’s largest toy fair is now in full swing. The Nuremberg Toy Fair 2020 has kicked in at the Nuremberg Exhibition Center in Germany, and similar to previous toy events, LEGO intends to flaunt its latest sets to arrive in the second half of the year. And thanks to Andres Lehmann from German LEGO fan site Zusammengebaut, we now have our first info regarding what to expect from upcoming LEGO City 2020 sets.
Similar to other toy fairs, taking images is strictly prohibited since most of this is understandably under embargo. However, we are at liberty to at least provide the set names which are listed below. From the looks of it, the next wave of LEGO City sets will follow an Air Transport and Deep Sea Explorers subthemes, with the latter released back in 2015.
LEGO City Air Transport
Slated for a June 2020 release.
- Air Race (60260) – €29.99
- Central Airport (60261) – €49.99
- Passenger Airplane (60262) – €99.99
LEGO City Deep Sea Explorers
Slated for a July 2020 release.
- Marine Research Mini Submarine (60263) – €9.99
- Marine Research Submarine (60264) – €29.99
- Marine Research Base (60265) – €59.99
- Marine Research Vessel (60266) – €129.99
- LEGO City 2020 Advent Calendar (60268) – €19.99
It is interesting to note here that according to Andres, the Marine Research Vessel (60266) is a pretty large set that even comes with waterproof stickers. Furthermore, it seems to be the largest among these sets that also features a docking bay in the middle to load other smaller ships, perhaps the Marine Research Submarines for that matter. I’m also not really sure for the reason behind these sets having waterproof stickers, but could it be that this set is intended to be played on water? What do you think?
This next wave of LEGO City sets is scheduled for release in June and July, with official images to be out soon hopefully sometime next month when the New York Toy Fair kicks in from February 22 to 25. These new LEGO City 2020 sets follow LEGO’s announcements of a new LEGO Technic Lamborghini set, and one that is based on the Fast & Furious film franchise.